Ookawara Kunio (大河原 邦男, December 26, 1947—) is a mechanical designer in the Japanese anime industry. A mechanical designer is similar to a character designer, but the design is for robots, ships, and other mechanical items found in a particular science fiction show.
Ookawara was the first in the industry to be specifically credited as a mechanical designer. He designed mecha for the Gundam and Brave Series franchises, as well as those of numerous Super Robot and Real Robot shows.
He was born and currently lives in Inagi, Tokyo, where he works out of a studio in his home.